Abidur Rahman, Ph.D

 

Department of Plant Bio Sciences

Faculty of Agriculture

Iwate University

Ueda 3-18-8

Morioka, Iwate-020-8550, Japan

Email: abidur@iwate-u.ac.jp

Lab URL: http://news7a1.atm.iwate-u.ac.jp/~abidur/

 

EDUCATION

 

1989-1993: B.Sc., Biochemistry, Dhaka University, Bangladesh

 

1993-1995: M.Sc., Biochemistry, Dhaka University, Bangladesh

(Thesis: Isolation of Protoplast from Brassica species and attempts at regeneration.)

 

1997-2001: Ph.D., Bio Science (Plant physiology and molecular biology), Kobe University, Japan

(Dissertation:  Chromosaponin I: a novel auxin-influx regulator in roots.)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

APPOINTMENTS

 

September ’10- till date: Associate Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Iwate University, Morioka, Iwate, Japan

 

Aug 1- November 30-’19: Visiting Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, College Agriculture and Bioresources, University of Saskatchewan,    Saskatoon, Canada

 

October- ’06-August 31-’10: Assistant Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Iwate University Morioka, Iwate Japan

 

Aug 1- Aug 31-’09: Visiting Research Professor, Biology Department, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA

 

Aug 1- Aug 31-’08: Visiting Research Professor, Biology Department, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA

 

      July 1- July 31-’07: Visiting Research Professor, Biology Department, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA

 

August ’03- September ’06: Senior Postdoctoral Researcher, Plant physiology and cell biology, Biology Department, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA

 

November ’01-July ’03- JSPS Postdoctoral Researcher, Plant molecular biology, Japan Atomic Energy Association, Takasaki, Gunma, Japan

 

April ’99- September ’01: Teaching assistant- Plant physiology lab course, Biology Department, Kobe University, Japan

 

April ’96 to September ’97: Research Officer, Laboratory of Physiology, C.S.D. International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B)

 

June’94 - March ’96: Senior Teacher of Chemistry and Biology: Loreto International School. Dhaka, Bangladesh

 

EDITORIAL SERVICE

 

Associate Editor: Frontiers in Plant Science (Plant Cell Biology Section),

Editor: PLoS ONE, Journal of Plant Growth Regulation

 

AWARD and HONORS

Recipient of “Outstanding Non-Resident Bangladeshi Scientist-2017” award by Global Network of Bangladeshi Biotechnologists on Dec 30, 2017.

 

FELLOWSHIPS

JSPS fellowship for postdoctoral research (Nov. 2001- July 2003) from Japanese Society for Promotion of Science, Japan

Grant in-aid for science research (Oct. 1997- Sept. 2001) from ministry of education, culture and science, Japan

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Courses:

General Plant Biology: (A106) This course is offered to the 2nd year undergraduate Biology major students. The course covers selected topics from anatomy, cell biology, genetics, morphology, physiology and molecular biology.

 

Advanced Plant Molecular Biology (植物分子生物学特論): (LTA9) This is a graduate level course offered in spring semester. It covers the molecular techniques, molecular aspects of  plants response, hormone transport and signaling in considerable detail, emphasizing discussion and critical analyses of publications.

 

Plant Physiology experiment (植物生理学実験): (B102, shared) 2nd year undergraduate student lab course, which covers plant physiology experiments with hormones, mutant analysis, bioinformatics, protein extraction and analysis.

 

Scientific reading (科学文献読解法): (A036, shared) This course is offered to the 3rd year undergraduate students aiming to improve their English Journal reading ability, understanding and presentation.

 

Introductory Biology (生物入門): (A007, shared) Introductory course for the first-year student. I teach plant anatomy, Organelles, development, photosynthesis, hormonal regulation of plant development.

 

Basic Seminar(基礎ゼミ): This course is offered to the 1st year undergraduate students to introduce the research topic and research lab.

 

Science Communication: (IU 1000& 1001 till 2017) This course is designed to help the graduate students to improve their presentation and communication skills.

 

Writing skill: (IU 1140 till 2017) This is a graduate level course designed to help the graduate students to improve their writing skill.

 

Student supervision (2008-till date):

 

Postdoctoral researcher: 3

 

Graduate Students:

Ph.D.: 3

Masters student: 11

 

Undergraduate Students: 18